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Dartmoor crosses
« on: May 30, 2011, 09:55:07 pm »
Has anyone got experience of crossing Greyface Dartmoors?  We love the easy lambing of the Dartmoor but we don't have a ram or access to one, and the breed society doesn't appear to function.


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  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: Dartmoor crosses
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011, 08:23:01 am »
Years ago I had a dartmoor ram given to me....crossed him with all sorts very successfully! More recently had a few ewes in the flock and crossed them with my Dorset Down rams....very good results. When I sold them their new owner crossed them with a Charolais x wensleydale x gotland!!!!!......real heinz 57......but always very easy lambing
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  • Wiltshire
Re: Dartmoor crosses
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 02:19:47 pm »
Have you thought of seeing if anyone will be showing at the agri shows this summer. That's how i found a local breeder for my wiltshire horns. He loans me a ram every year.


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Re: Dartmoor crosses
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 08:16:54 pm »
I think we're 100 miles from the nearest flock and  200 from Exeter where it all happens.  So we're looking for something a bit more accessible rather than a pure breed.  Easy lambing and tasty meat are the requirements


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